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Save the Date for our Annual Fall 2018 Fundraiser

Save the Date for our Annual Fall 2018 Fundraiser Please join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine & a silent auction to benefit Widowed Persons Service   Thursday, November 1 at 6-8:00 p.m.   Grand Rapids Yacht Club 740 Lakeside Drive SE, Grand Rapids   Join us for a wonderful opportunity to invite […]

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6 week Grief Seminar

Begins September 14

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Newly Widowed Social Support Lunch

SOCIAL SUPPORT LUNCH—NEWLY WIDOWED

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Evening Support Group – Forest Hills Location

Heather Hills Evening Support Group

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Support Hands

Friend to Friend Lunch

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 12:00 p.m

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Evening Support Group Meeting – Pre-Retirement -Rockford Location

ROCKFORD EVENING SUPPORT GROUP – Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7:00 p.m.

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Daytime Educational Support Group

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 12:30 p.m. (12:00 Lunch)

DAYTIME SUPPORT GROUP

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Evening Support Group Meeting – Metro Health area

Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. Evening Support Group Meeting

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Biking the White Pine Trail

Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.

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Golf Scrambles Tuesdays this fall

Fall golf on Tuesdays

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Fundraiser dinners

Fundraiser dinners

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Line Dance Lessons At Gilda’s Club this fall

Line Dance Lessons At Gilda’s Club

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Potluck, cards and game night – Halloween Party

POTLUCK, CARDS AND GAME NIGHT at The ELKS Club

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A Program of Help for Widowed Men and Women

The death of a spouse has been identified as one of the greatest stresses a person can experience. Coping with the emotional upheaval and social readjustment that this crisis brings can be overwhelming and incapacitating.

The purpose of Widowed Persons Service is to help people in the greater Grand Rapids area survive the death of a spouse and grow through the grief process. Through support groups, literature, outreach volunteers, and social events, WPS provides the support our greater society can lack. In this organization, we understand the devastation of grief and the tremendous silence a loss can leave behind. Many of our volunteers, board members, and staff are themselves widowed; we are empathetic to those we service.